Engineered Plastics

Engineered Plastics

Industrial Gaskets Engineered plastics are a group of plastic materials that have better mechanical or thermal properties than the more widely used commodity plastics.

Each engineering plastic typically has a unique combination of properties that may make it the material of choice for some application.

For example, polycarbonates are highly resistant to impact, while polyamides are highly resistant to abrasion. Other properties exhibited by various grades of engineering plastics include heat resistance, mechanical strength, rigidity, chemical stability, self lubrication (specially used in manufacturing of gears and skids) and fire safety.

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Nylon Rod, Nylon Sheet and Nylon Tubes are tough, durable, general purpose engineering material with special grades for specialty applications.

Industrial Gaskets stocks and supplies an extensive range of Nylon products. These Polyamides, commonly referred to as nylon and available in Nylon Sheets, Nylon Rod and Nylon Tube and are distinguished by different types. The most common engineering nylons are PA6 and PA66. Industrial Gaskets Nylon Rod, Nylon Sheet and Nylon Tubes are tough, durable, general purpose engineering material with special grades for specialty applications. Typical application conditions would be medium speed and temperature in a rugged, abrasive, impact and high load environment. FDA Approved for food applications. Key Benefits: Excellent bearing properties High impact strength and toughness Low power factor requirements High wear resistance Very good sliding properties There are numerous types of Nylon from PA66 through to Nylon with fillers.  All are available in Rod and Sheets. Contract one of Industrial Gaskets sales technicians to discuss your specific requirements further.

Plastic Shim

Plastic shim is commonly used to manufacture gasket sets to for bearing housing, to ensure that an even space is achieved between them. Plastic shim is available in a wide range of thicknesses (thicknesses are colour coded for easy identification).

Plastic shim is available in a wide range of thicknesses (thicknesses are colour coded for easy identification). Available in Thicknesses from 0.001 inch to 0.080 inch Shim Assortment Packs available they consist of 0.001 inch – 0.030 inch Plastic Shims have a much higher strength-to-weight ratio compared with metallic alternatives and prevent corrosion.  They are Tough with very high compression and dielectric strength. Plastic Shim has good resistance to most Chemicals and has good Ozone capabilities. Temperature Range is -70°C to +130°C  


Polypropylene is a polyolefin which is much stiffer and harder with high heat resistance and excellent chemical resistance at elevated temperatures.

Industrial Gaskets stocks and supplies a wide range of Polypropylene products. Polypropylenes are chemically similar to polyethylenes but have somewhat better physical strength. The density of polypropylene is among the lowest of all plastic materials, ranging from 0.900 to 0.915. Polypropylenes are perhaps the only thermoplastic that surpasses all others in combined electrical properties, heat resistance, rigidity, toughness, chemical resistance, dimensional stability, and surface gloss at a lower cost compared to other thermoplastic materials. Although Polypropylenes are arranged spatially into Isotactic, Syndiotactic and Atactic, Isotactic Polypropylenes are the most common. Applications: Electroplating barrels Pipe flanges Tanks - chemical storage Fume cupboards Properties Low density High chemical resistance High corrosion resistance High surface hardness Negligible moisture absorption Very good electrical insulation properties Poor abrasion resistance Weldable Available in Rod and Sheet Rod Colours: Beige, Grey, Black, Natural, 3 Core, Triangle, FR White Sheet Colours: Beige, Natural, White Standard Sheet Sizes: 3000x1500, 2000x1000, 2000x1500, 1500x1500, 1500x1000, 1000x1000, 500x1500, 750x1000, 250x1000


Polyurethane Elastomers are extremely versatile materials and this has been the key to their widespread applications.

Industrial Gaskets Polyurethane Elastomers are extremely versatile materials and this has been the key to their widespread applications. Industrial Gaskets Polyurethane has a unique design and construction combining many of the advantages of rigid plastics, metals and ceramics with the extensibility of rubber. Polyurethane has a high coefficient of friction; excellent grip properties. Polyurethane exhibits excellent compression properties and excellent tear strength with good mechanical properties. Being extremely flexible, Industrial Gaskets Polyurethane has good working temperature range and has good chemical resistance but is not recommended for use with strong acids and alkalis. It does however have good resistance to the effects of oxygen and ozone. Available in Sheet, Rod or Moulded Components. Most common applications for Polyurethane include Couplings LinersConveyor WheelsOil BushesRollers SealsChute RollersPump Anti Vibrations Pads Colours: Red, Black, Green, Yellow, Navy Blue Standard Sheet Size: 1000mmx1000mm Available Sheet Thickness: 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50mm Available Rod Thickness: 12, 15, 20, 25, 31, 35, 38, 41, 47, 50, 60, 72, 75, 82, 88, 95, 100, 125, 150mm


Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene - UHMWPE Sheet and Rod products are manufactured from the semi-crystalline polyethylene -PE family.

Industrial Gaskets supplies UHMWPE sheet and rod. Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene - UHMWPE Sheet and Rod products are manufactured from the semi-crystalline polyethylene - PE family. UHMWPE is an extremely tough abrasion resistant, low cost plastic, used for a wide range of wear applications. UHMW - ultra high molecular weight polyethylene - is an extremely tough plastic with high abrasion and wear resistance. Polystone UHMWPE Sheet has a minimal molecular weight of 9 million, which has a positive impact on material performance in an abrasive environment. Polystone UHMWPE Sheet is available in various grades of material depending on the application requirements. UHMW-PE based engineering polymers used to solve problems related to friction, wear, material flow and corrosion. Key Benefits: Very light weight Extremely tough Chemically resistant Excellent wear resistance Applications: Bulk materials Handling in mining & quarries Change Parts replacement parts in special purpose machine Conveying Wear and sliding Available in a range of thicknesses and and styles of Sheet and Rod. Contact one of our sales technicians for further information.

Virgin PTFE

PTFE Skived Sheet is Virgin 100% PTFE skived to a required thickness. With a PH scale of 0 to 14 PTFE will handle the most aggressive substances.

Industrial Gaskets PTFE Skived Sheet is the most common form or standard grade of PTFE and has some unique features which, apart from its good slip characteristics and as a high performance plastic provides the advantages of excellent thermal, electrical and chemical properties.  Virgin PTFE It is less noted for its mechanical properties. Virgin or Unfilled PTFE is hydroscopic, which means it cannot be made wet or absorb water even from substances that contain water. Famous for its extremely good slip characteristics, Virgin PTFE has one of the lowest coefficients of friction and is chemically inert. Industrial Gaskets PTFE Skived Sheet is suited to more aggressive applications in the chemical or cryogenic industry or the food manufacturing where hygiene is a necessary requirement. Virgin PTFE is as a high performance product with many practical applications. It also provides the combined advantage of exceptional thermal, electrical and chemical properties that supersede its mechanical features. Easy to machine Non-toxic EU and FDA approval for food contact applications Poor wear resistance Resistant to stress cracking and weathering Limited use in structural components because of low modulus of elasticity Poor mechanical strength Very high specific gravity Insoluble in all known solvents below 260ºC Available Sizes Width: 1000mm to 2000mmAvailable Lengths:        1m to 1.5m sheets, up to 20m rollsAvailable Thicknesses:  0.25mm to 25mmShould your requirements be outside of the standards shown, please consult with Industrial Gaskets on your requirements.

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